View Full Version : Anchor Suggestions

03-14-2014, 04:03 PM
Thinking about buying a box anchor for the new boat. If I go this route, should I use an Anchor Buddy, or go directly anchor to chain to rope? Thanks!

03-14-2014, 04:15 PM
The box anchor is a great choice and you don't need a chain. I use their Danik hooks and they work very well. The Anchor Buddy is also very useful when you don't want to beach it.

03-14-2014, 04:36 PM
Oops, just saw your profile...don't beach it! :)

03-14-2014, 05:55 PM
Good to know! And the Danik hook looks great. I still have my anchor rope on the spool so those will work great and eliminate trying to tie weird knots in shallow water and most of the anchor rope is still on the spool.

03-14-2014, 06:17 PM
You will only need the Small box anchor.

I use Anchor buddy even in deep as the combination of the two keeps the boat from "walking".

03-14-2014, 06:28 PM
speaking of anchor and beaching, I have a beach spike used one if anyone wants to buy it for $20 plus shipping. they are $65 at barts.

03-14-2014, 07:18 PM
Nothing compares to the box anchor. Best way to go, IMO.

03-14-2014, 07:25 PM
Where do you guys keep your anchor in a 197? Pictures?

03-14-2014, 07:33 PM
I use a box anchor and a anchor buddy.

Box anchor on the rear with a anchor buddy and on the front a shore spike and danik hook.

If you are on a lake, you can just pull the boat in to the shore or dock and then have the anchor buddy pull it back out.

If you are on a high current river you can use the box anchor on a hard line and it will hold in almost any conditions.


03-14-2014, 09:55 PM
Great photo!

03-14-2014, 10:31 PM
Where do you guys keep your anchor in a 197? Pictures?

I put mine in the anchor bag that came with the box anchor along with the line. It then sits behind/under the observers seat next to the MTS tank.

03-14-2014, 11:54 PM
Box anchor is only way to go....

03-15-2014, 02:10 PM
What is an MTS tank?

03-15-2014, 02:35 PM
MTS stands for MasterCraft training system. It is a tank on the observers side of a ski boat under the dash. When no observer is available you pump water into the tank to balance the boat for level wakes skiing in the course. It is designed to counter balance the driver.